Table of contents for week of January 30, 2004|
NEWS & FEATURES
Sure, we all know that Vermont implemented same-sex civil unions in response to a state-court ruling. But what did the process look like on the ground, as both politicians and the people formed positions on the matter? Kristen Lombardi talks with a Pulitzer-winning Vermont journalist who's just published their tales in a new book.
John Kerry has made one of the most impressive comebacks in modern politics, says Dan Kennedy. Can he sustain the momentum through the South?
Think about it: the software used by governments large and small can affect the quality of services down to the tiniest detail. Yet the Romney administration is ramming through a dramatic software-policy change without consulting a soul and in spite of growing opposition on Beacon Hill. David Bernstein reports.
In American Sucker, renowned New Yorker film critic David Denby chronicles his disastrous foray into the stock market. Chris Wright talks with him about it.
In the Phoenix editorial: We need an outside commission to examine how wrongful convictions take place. Mitt Romney’s inane idea to block gays from marrying. Plus, a few post–New Hampshire observations.
In "Out There," Alan Olifson thinks about buying a house.
In "Urban Buy," Ruth Tobias beats the cold by hitting the Web for Newbury Street goodies to lift chilled spirits.
Letters to the editor
Plus, this just in:
BACK TO THE BACK ALLEY
The bleak state of abortion rights
ODDS AND SODS
The Romney campaign never ends
RAWK AND ROLL
Linwood’s live music on hiatus
Kucinich: The record
A grateful CBS pays its White House dues
A little friendly advice?
In Arts News, Rock-and-roll legend Al Kooper turns 60, Rykodisc celebrates its 20th, and more.
In Performance, Hubbard Street's dancing rhythms.
In Theater, A Conspiracy to open old wounds.
In Galleries and Museums, 'Self-Evidence' at the DeCordova, 'Spiritual Geometry' in Newton, and 'Traveling Scholars' at the MFA.
In Classical, Trio Mediaeval's Boston debut, plus Pieter Wispelwey.
In State of the Art, Breaking up, and breaking out, with the Stills.
Plan your week:
Phoenix arts writers on all the music they hate to love and love to hate.
Robin Vaughan introduces us to "Punk Rock Aerobics," an exercise class for the disenfranchised. If that's not enough for you, the story also includes a picture of bare asses.
Franklin Bruno cheers as Guided By Voices unearth more music.
The St. Lawrence String Quartet's Golijov, Antonio Pappano at the BSO, the New England Conservatory's Cavalli, and the Alloy Orchestra
By Lloyd Schwartz
Live reviews of: Buffalo Tom, Brain Failure and Gomez
Also, short reviews of:
STEPHEN SONDHEIM COLLECTION
FROM THE ASHES
Volcano, I'm Still Excited!!
VOLCANO, I’M STILL EXCITED!!
Robert Bradley’s Blackwater Surprise
STILL LOVIN’ YOU
THE FUTURE IS ALWAYS PERFECT
...and Roadtripping: Providence MC Sage Francis makes the rounds with Non Prophets, plus a pop-punk extravaganza and more.
Peter Keough says Japanese Story goes beyond words.
Gerald Peary on Australian director Sue Brooks's Story.
Also, short reviews of:
EAT THIS NEW YORK
"STARRING MORITZ BLEIBTREU"
THE PERFECT SCORE
THE BIG BOUNCE
Carolyn Clay says The Dazzle delivers in Stoneham.
Marcia B. Siegel on Prometheus's Dreams.
Christopher Millis on the ICA's Mexico state of mind.
John H. Summers reads David Harvey's post-Iraq primer.
HOTDOTS: SUNDAY 1 6:00 (4) Super Bowl XXXVIII. CBS (Controlled By Satan) will rake in the big bucks for the ads aired during this event, but will have to answer to us for their refusal to include MoveOn.org's "Bush in 30 Seconds" anti-re-election commercial.
By Clif Garboden
Dining Out : Rani Indian Bistro
Cheap Eats : B.Good
Noshing & Sipping : Balance Gold Crunch Chocolate Mint Cookie bars
Fall Arts Guide
The 6th annual Best issue